Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774
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Saul Singer
If someone asked for a brief, yet powerful, summary of the Arab-Israeli conflict and where we stand today, I might hand them Ariel Sharon's speech, given last month at the United Nations. It was poignant and personal, and probably the best he's ever offered as prime minister. It was also instructive in comparison to a speech given a decade before...
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Columnist Diana West writes on www.JewishWorldReview.com on Sept. 16 about the payback for America's handouts to the Palestinians: "Maybe it was that last $50 million that George W. Bush forked over to the Palestinian Authority in May that made the Gaza transfer between Israel and the Palestinian Authority this week so … what was Condoleezza Rice's word for the Palestinian...
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Of the plump literary quarterlies that now dot the magazine horizon, none is more consistently interesting - even downright surprising - than the reconditioned Virginia Quarterly Review. With editor Ted Genoways at the helm, the magazine has stocked up on pages, and been redesigned with an emphasis on glossy illustrations and spirited layouts. It has also published new and famous...
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Time to take the 5766 Jewish pundit quiz on next year's news
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Did you enjoy 5765? For Jews around the world, it was the usual mixed bag of bad and even worse news. It was another year of anti-Semitism in Europe, stalemate in Iraq, and ups and downs in Israel's battle for survival as the terror war waxed and then waned, and Israel left Gaza. But if you were looking to avoid...
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By:
Leonard Fein
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's speech before the General Assembly of the United Nations on Sept. 15 was widely praised as confirmation of the old warrior's turn toward peace. Even Ha'aretz, Israel's most resolutely liberal major newspaper, called it "a speech of historical importance." Perhaps. Medical technology, for all its sophistication, has yet to develop any machinery that will enable...
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